Looking for a Civ Pro Recommendation

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gtrwanka
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Looking for a Civ Pro Recommendation

Postby gtrwanka » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:32 pm

My civ pro professor puts a lot of emphasis on the cases (as I'm sure your profs do too) for the exam. I was wondering if there was a supplement that teaches civ pro by briefing and explaining the cases rather than through the substantive ideas and what not. I do have the E&Es, but was specifically wondering about Emanuel or Glannon's Guide. Need case briefs!

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eandy
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Re: Looking for a Civ Pro Recommendation

Postby eandy » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:42 pm

I may be completely wrong--you know your professor better than I do--but chances are your professor emphasizes the cases because he emphasizes application of the law to the facts. This is normal. On your exam, something like the Freer supplement is going to be what would help you the most. Don't fall into the trap of thinking that the substance is less important than the cases. On the exam, he isn't going to ask you about the cases. He is going to ask you to apply the law to the facts, and in order to do that, you need to know the law cold.
The one thing I would say is that if there is a multiple choice portion on your exam, he might ask specific case questions there. If you want, there are usually case brief books you can buy for that (Legalines and the like).

gtrwanka
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Re: Looking for a Civ Pro Recommendation

Postby gtrwanka » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:12 pm

Well I guess what I mean is that my professor wants me to know the rules that stem from the case. For instance, we need to know what new rules came out of cases like International Shoe, and what not, and when given a hypo, she wants us to draw correlations with the facts of hypo and the casebook's case. Ive read all the cases but there seems to be so much crap to shift through within the case and I was just looking for a guide that would boil down the cases and show how it had an impact on how personal/subject/general/specific jurisdictions are deciphered.

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Re: Looking for a Civ Pro Recommendation

Postby morris248 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:03 pm

I think that Acing Civil Procedure is probably what you are looking for with the checklists in the book.


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Re: Looking for a Civ Pro Recommendation

Postby WilliamSmith » Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:33 am

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